Leslie F
Leslie F
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  • Hesperia, CA
Asked on Jul 15, 2012

Does anyone have any ideas on what to do with kitchen drawers that are a nightmare?

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  • Can you tell us a bit more what the issues are? Do they stick and bind? Or are they cluttered and need some help in that department?

  • Leslie F
    on Jul 19, 2012

    they stick and bind and constanly are coming off the tracks.

  • It sounds as though your sliding drawer hardware needs to be improved. Older guides and glides often come loose in the cabinet causing exactly what your experiencing. You can purchase new hardware that will improve the operation of the drawers. The trick to that is knowing what size and length to purchase. But once that is figured out its a pretty simple project to remove the older tracks and replace with new. Check out www.OutwaterHardware.com This supplier makes and sells just about every brand, style and type of hardware product that you would find anywhere. You of course could go to places such as the big box stores as they too sell drawer guides, But do not have much of a selection that could match what is defective in your home. In any case your first step would be to check and see if your current hardware is tight and secure to the cabinet. If not tighten or move the screws to another hole on the glides to tighten. This will make a great difference in their operation. If you have wood on wood guides there are several under drawer type of glides that can be installed to make them operate better.

  • Leslie F
    on Jul 19, 2012

    Thank you very much,I'm sure I'll need to go with the hardware website you reccommend as our mobile home is a 1965 model which means the hardware is most likely not available at any local hardware stores.

  • Leslie F
    on Jul 19, 2012

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jul 22, 2012

    if it is that much of an issue you could have new drawers made to fit these openings and have all new hardware installed...A google search will give you dozens of "drawer box" manufactureres.

  • Leslie F
    on Jul 25, 2012

    We decided to take out the glides for the drawers and put in shelves then use decorative baskets for the dish towels,pot holders,anther one for large serving utensils and the third and final basket for packaged mashed potatoes,noodles and packaged seasonings.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jul 26, 2012

    @Leslie...that is one creative work-around. Later if you do decide to get new drawers made it would be somewhat easy to swap it back

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